Recall that flavors are scents perceived via your mouth and retronasal passages while tastes are perceived by your tongue. To experience the distinction between flavor and taste, try this experiment with a jellybean or a raisin.
The Jelly Bean Experiment
Pinching your nose closed, pop a jellybean or a couple raisins in your mouth and chew.
Now unblock your nose and continue chewing.
When your nose is pinched...
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